101 in 1001: Winter Update


It’s SPRING!!! Yay. I really need some sunshine and we got a beautiful 70+ degree day yesterday. Love it!

This Winter was a really big drag. I really picked up on yoga and working out to get some energy. Spring is my favorite season b/c:

  1. Outdoor seating!
  2. Longer Days
  3. You start see more friends as they come out of winter hibernation
  4. It’s my BDAY in May! 🙂

Soo…here’s my progress for 101 in 1001. Not too shabby considering my level of motivation this Winter. I got some good reading, cooking and documentaries in.  I would highly recommend reading The Martian and the documentary, Abstract Design (on Netflix).

I did have a modified goal (22) this winter– I realized that I will not be in town for Pimlico so instead I will count my trip to the Daytona 500 as a replacement experience. Though I never planned to go it was similar to Pimlico as it was something that I have never experienced before. Both very east coast/southern things that I just never experienced living in the PNW. That’s me at DEWALT Experience in the Fan Zone. Staying #DEWALTTough as always.

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1. Start and finish 101 in 1001
2. Deactivate Facebook (January 1, 2015)
3. See 2 Broadway plays (Dirty Dancing, Phantom of the Opera)
4. Go to 5 different museums (Walter’s Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, American Visionary Art Museum, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, B&O Railroad Museum)
5. Travel to NYC (January 2015)
6. Send 3 people unexpected care packages
7. Go to an NFL game
8. Visit a family member who I have yet to visit
9. Go to a winery
10. Read 25 books (Unbroken, The Tipping Point, Born to Run, Girl on a Train, The Great Gatsby, Never Let Me Go, Beautiful Boy, Modern Romance, Tender is the Night, The Secret History, Big Little Lies, Brave Enough, Torch, Room, The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, The Husband’s Secret, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I am Malala, Luckiest Girl Alive, The Martian)
11. Read all the books written by one author – I read all of Cheryl Strayed’s books! She is excellent!
12. Pay off my car
13. Volunteer for an organization (Hackerman Patz House, Sinai Hospital)
14. Get new glasses
15. Plan 3 weekend getaway trips (NYC in February, Outer Banks North Carolina, Lake Ariel, PA)
16. Host a dinner club
17. Create a lean closet (January 25, 2015)
18. Take a cooking class
19. Try vegetarianism for a month
20. Go to 3 concerts (Kiran Ahuwalia, Taking Back Sunday, Global Citizen Concert in D.C.)
21. Go camping – Check out my post about my backpacking trip!
22. Go to Pimlico horse race – MODIFIED
23. Travel to 2 new cities (Kitty Hawk, NC, Oranjestad, Aruba)
24. Go to brunch with bottomless mimosas
25. Make homemade ice cream
26. Go to a TED conference
27. Take a self-defense class
28. Invest in 12 new coffee table books (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up)
29. Learn how to fish tale braid
30. Do a headstand in yoga
31. Stay with 5, 2 more airbnb hosts
32. Visit an amusement park (Zoo in D.C.)
33. Get a massage/spa day
34. Purchase a nice camera
35. Lose 10 lbs
36. Find some plants for my apartment
37. Send 30 handwritten notes/letters (30/30)
38. Clean up iTunes library
39. Join or start a book club
40. Make 2 new friends in Baltimore
41. Order mussels at a restaurant
42. Develop interests in 2 random topics/subjects (Watercoloring, Blogging)
43. Purchase decorative pillows and a nice throw
44. Create a time capsule to be opened at age 30
45. Create a list of all the US States I have visited and states that I have yet to visit  See my post about it here.
46. Watch a Ted talk a day for 2 weeks
47. Sell something on Etsy
48. Purchase something on Etsy
49. Participate/Comment on an article on the NYT
50. Travel to Europe
51. Watch 15 seasons of TV (Orange is the New Black 1-3, Broad City Season 2, House of Cards Season 3, Silicon Valley Season 2, Game of Thrones Season 5, True Detective Season 2, The Wire 1-5, Mad Men 1, United States of Tara 1-3)
52. Purge on beauty products; only keep what is needed and used
53. Learn how to do my own eyebrows
54. Make 10 OpenTable Reservations (Blue Agave, The Food Market, City Cafe, The Helmand, Woodberry Kitchen, Iron Rooster, Mission, Cazbar, Tabard’s Inn, Cafe Deluxe)
55.  Save $10 for every item completed on this list
56. Reread all the Harry Potter books
57. Watch all of The Lord of the Rings movies
58. Watch all movies that won best picture of the last 10 years
59. Watch 10 documentaries (Dark Girls, Citizenfour, Nature, The Minimalists, Abstract Design)
60. Go to a speakeasy
61. Visit a upscale thrift shop – The Zone
62. Go to a poetry or story slam
63. Write 6 product reviews (6/6)
64. Make a friend through blogging


65. Learn to use Adobe Illustrator
66. Increase twitter followers to 300
67. Get a promotion at work – WOOO!
68. Take the GMAT –Took GRE instead but July 2nd!
69. Invest money (January 28, 2015)
70. Attend a conference
71. Make business cards
72. Become a mentor to someone
73. Take a online class or certification
74. Complete at least 50 posts on my blog (50/50)
75. Transition blog to a self hosted domain
76. Earn a bonus at work
77. Create a style guide for blog


78. Take a calligraphy class
79. Start a lifestyle blog (January 11, 2015)
80. Oil paint on canvas
81. Make 25 new foods from cookbooks (Cauliflower and Pea Bhaji,Pressed Tofu, Tomato Garlic Tortellini Soup, Chili con Elote, Gazpacho, Aioli Sauce, Brazilian Salsa, Moosewood Lasagne x 2, Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole, Caramelized Garlic Tart, Mushroom Ragout with Poached Eggs, Brussell Sprouts in Cream, Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Double Chocolate Cookies, Roasted Red Tomato Sauce, Minestrone Soup, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Macaroni and Cheese, Buttermilk Pancakes, Home Fries, Oven Baked BBQ Chicken, Green Bean Shiitake Stir Fry, Paprika & Garlic Mashed Potatoes)
82. Learn to make pasta
83. Take an interior design class
84. Do 5 Pinterest DIY projects (Bird House, Lavendar Goat Milk Soap, Watercolor Desk Frames)
85. Write a travel story
86. Paint with watercolors
87. Create a stamp of my own
88. Attend a glassblowing workshop
89. Re-create resume in a creative format
90. Make a book on blurb
91. Find a doodling book and doodle everyday for a month
92. Conduct 5 photography shoots


93. Join a pool for lap swimming
94. Stop drinking for 1 month
95. Meditate once a day for 1 month
96. Try fasting or a cleanse
97. Do a yoga retreat  This is a modified goal. Instead of doing a yoga retreat, I decided to join Corepower, a yoga studio in Federal Hill. Read about it here!
98. Drink green tea instead of coffee for 2 months
99. Start using natural and sulfate free shampoo 
100. Stop washing my hair everyday
101. Hike a trail in a national park (Arikok National Park, Aruba)

I’m going to keep on keeping on with this list. It’s crunch time!


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